At ASV, we provide more than hope for those affected by addiction. We create lasting opportunities for individuals and families to achieve positive transformation through our evidence-based treatment programs, which promote rehabilitation with the latest research findings. Our family support program is essential to this process, ensuring a holistic approach that encourages long-term recovery success!
Since 2015, we have worked diligently towards delivering on this mission by utilising what science has taught us about addiction - that it's a complex condition shaped by changes in brain function and behaviour. We empower those affected to break free from their circumstances so they can embrace freedom once more!
Addiction is a chronic disorder that can persist for a long time and be challenging to treat. Addiction can have severe consequences for an individual's physical and mental health, as well as for their social and professional life. It can lead to financial problems, relationship issues, and legal problems. Individuals with addictions need help to overcome their habits and improve their overall quality of life.
The ASV Board ensures that sustainable recovery from addiction is possible and works diligently to ensure the provision of comprehensive rehabilitation services.
ASV is registered as an Australian Charity & Not-for-profit incorporated association and Consumer Affairs Victoria and enjoys associated membership of the Australian Counselling Association, the Mental Health Academy, the Australian Institute of Community Directors, Our Community and the Association for Addiction Professionals.
ASV Rehabilitation programs and our Family Support services provide:
- evidence-based substance misuse / and or dependence (addiction) rehabilitation
- intervention support
- clinical support
- psychological support
- peer support
- withdrawal and recovery support
- forensic support
- research-backed support for anyone impacted negatively by an addiction to Drugs and Alcohol.
Addiction is the condition of being addicted to a habit or behaviour. It typically affects a person's work, social, family and health obligations and has developed despite harmful consequences.
Individuals typically describe recovery as a process of:
- breaking habits
- identifying issues
- accomplishing goals
- positive change
- rebuilding lives.
Addiction Solutions Victoria - Our Purpose
Our purpose is to provide genuine opportunities for positive change for people experiencing addictions.
Addiction Solutions Victoria - Our Values
Hope - people can recover from even the most severe addictions if given the proper support and opportunity.
Accessible treatment – access to appropriate supports and treatment for alcohol and drug misuse, dependence or Addiction should be affordable and within reach of people who seek it when they need it.
Individuality – people respond best to support when their addiction treatment and recovery plan is achievable, flexible and tailored specifically for them.
Families – families of people experiencing addictions need support and understanding. People are more likely to recover from Addiction when their family is well-informed, supportive and supportable.
Community – connection and a sense of belonging are essential to a life worth living.
"It is with deep appreciation that I try to articulate the immense impact the ASV rehab at-home program has had on my life and those of my loved ones. Before beginning this journey, it would be an understatement to say that things were far from perfect; Addiction was priority number one in place of family and a business I'd managed for two decades. Thanks to the team at ASV, I am back on track." - Anon 2021
"With the right understanding of the complex interplay between the psychological, biological and environmental factors driving addictive behaviours and patterns - it can be treated effectively." - Jason Bowman - ASV Melbourne Rehabilitation Center 2023.
2019 - 2020 ASV Annual Report - PDF
"Addiction recovery has been defined in a variety of ways. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has defined addiction recovery as "a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential". Similarly, the World Health Organization (WHO) has defined addiction recovery as "a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness and live a self-directed life". At its core, addiction recovery is a change process involving the individual engaging in activities that move them away from the maladaptive behaviours associated with their addiction and toward healthier, more adaptive behaviours. This process of change involves both physical and psychological changes. It requires the individual to develop new coping skills and strategies to manage their addiction and sustain recovery." - Jason Bowman - ASV Rehabilitation Centers Melbourne and Victoria, 2023.